Following the lead of our Washtenaw County Health officials who have dropped the mask requirement, the Opening the Church Task Force decided to move forward with the following protocols:

 

 

  • Masks will be optional for sanctuary worship, and within our fellowship areas. 
  • If you are uncomfortable worshipping beside someone not wearing a mask we invite you to sit in the balcony. We will be keeping balconies “mask only” areas so that all may feel safe in worship. 
  • FCC Kidz Zone, its leaders and participants, will still be REQUIRED to mask. The littlest are not yet able to be vaccinated. Anyone traveling through the lower level will be required to mask to keep our youngest safe.
  • Fellowship time in Pilgrim Hall will resume with cookies and refreshments. 
  • When non-youth small groups, boards, committees, etc. meet inside the church, masks are optional but each group should discuss and decide comfort levels together. Youth (infant – 12th grade) activities will remain masked. 

Mask use still is suggested as an effective strategy for enhanced personal protection, especially for those with compromised immune status, those who are not vaccinated or up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, and anyone with a perceived increased risk of complications from infection.

 

Please recognize and respect that some in the community will choose to continue to mask and should be empowered to do so. Please be kind and respectful of these personal choices.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding and flexibility. The Task Force will meet again next month to assess the changes in our protocols. We will continue to livestream worship and now can offer the COP service online as well.